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London attack: General Election to go ahead as scheduled

Published: Monday, June 5, 2017 12:29 AM    |     Modified: Monday, August 7, 2017 9:53 AM

Uk bd Times desk:

The General Election is to go ahead as scheduled, the prime minister has confirmed.

Theresa May has insisted that after a day’s break from campaigning, the General Election would go ahead as planned on June 8.

All of the major party leaders have said they have halted campaigning for the day as a result of the terror attack on London Bridge.

The Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats have all suspended their campaigning.

​Ukip said it would not follow suit, with the party’s leader, Paul Nuttall, saying such an action would be “precisely what the extremists would want us to do”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “We won’t be campaigning nationally during today, but we’ll be resuming later on. I think it’s important to give a message that democracy must prevail. If we allow these attacks to disrupt our democratic process then we will all lose.”

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their professional response in such terrible circumstances.

“The terrorists kill us because they hate us and what we stand for. They hate our democracy and our freedom. We refuse to let them win. We must respond with a vigorous commitment to our democracy.

“The election must go ahead as planned. It is right that we suspend our national campaigning for a short while out of respect for those affected by these tragic events”.-source ;evening standard

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